In essence, primary and secondary schools tend to be an "inward-looking system": whether from the perspective of use demand (yearning for a quieter and simple educational environment) or based on management considerations (personal safety of younger students). However, in the future when the urban density will continue to increase-take Shenzhen as an example-the "buffer zone" originally composed of vast stadiums and gardens between campus and city will basically disappear. The contradictions between the "introversion" of campus and the "extroversion" of city, the relative "static" of campus and the "dynamic" of city will be intensified in the "close combat" between educational space and urban external space. At the same time, within the campus, the basic education is undergoing a profound change. The boundaries of education are constantly redefined, the breadth is continuously expanded, and the relationship between traditional "teaching" and "learning" is quietly changing. As a stage to accommodate, inspire and look forward to the future, architecture must inspire change on the basis of inheriting experience.
Shixia Village, where liyuan primary school Zhongfu Campus is located, has strong community centripetal energy, so it also needs a matching public place. We think that this not only needs to provide a "functional space" for community service through the convenience of the campus, but also needs to tap the "place spirit" of the base to form a public memory of space and vision.
We put forward a concise picture as a design concept: study in the garden. Similar to the primary school campus, "garden" has both "privacy" and "publicity". Compare with that traditional campus, where each component only has a single targeted function, the garden escape the shackles of functional dogma, blurs the inside and outside, combines dynamic and static, and form a continuous picture of thoughts and actions; Thus, it provides exciting space possibilities for interdisciplinary and inter-age exchanges and explorations on campus, and provides an opportunity for the integration of "play" and "teaching". At the same time, "teaching behavior" and "natural picture" are constantly alternating, so that each "targeted teaching unit" has an outdoor or semi-outdoor extension activity venue, and a natural picture that makes people happy physically and mentally can be obtained.
This three-dimensional garden will undoubtedly become the most impressive public sign of Zhongfu community. It is quite different from the existing vertical growth and high-density urban space in Shixia Village: horizontal extension, transparent, natural scenes with depth of field, visual concert of light and shadow, sculptural architectural volume and open urban interface. This shaper of community collective memory brings people together with generous public space and cultivates a stronger sense of community spirit and belonging.
Project Name: Liyuan Primary School Zhongfu Campus
Design Motif: Study In Garden
Principals In Charge: Luo Ren、Zhao Yao
Design Team: Wei Zihao、Wu Chenyu、Wang Yingli 、Ge Yang、Wang Nan、
Site Area: 14872㎡
Floor Area: 43715㎡
Status: Top Three In The Competition